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cram for (something)

To study for a test shortly before it is to happen. You might have gotten a higher grade if you didn't cram for that exam at the last minute.
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cram into (something)

To shove something into something else (which often cannot contain or accommodate it). A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "into." I tried to cram a jacket into my suitcase, but it just wouldn't fit. We were thrilled to reach our destination after being crammed into a tiny car with each other for hours.
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cram with (someone or something)

To fill something with more than it can reasonably hold or accommodate. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "with." Because this room is just totally crammed with people, we're moving everyone into the auditorium. I had crammed my suitcase with so much stuff that I couldn't get it to close.
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cram for an examination

 and cram for a test
Fig. to study very hard for an exam. I have to go cram fora test now. If you would study during the school term, you would not have to cram.
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cram someone or something into something

 and cram someone or something in
to stuff or crush someone or something into something. Can you really cram seven kids into that car? He crammed in his clothes and closed the drawer.
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cram someone or something with someone or something

to fill someone or something by stuffing with someone or something. You won't be happy till you cram all of us with cake and ice cream. He crammed his drawer with his socks.
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in. to study hard at the last minute for a test. If you would study all the time, you wouldn’t need to cram.
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The report notes that while the full scope of mobile cramming is not known, just three cases brought last year by the Commission against mobile crammers led to more than $160 million in judgments.
The news has been welcomed as PSMS accounts for most of third-party charges on cell phones and for the overwhelming bulk of cramming complaints.
I have a 20-year background in telecommunications contracts and billing and I have never seen cramming as bad as it is today," said Dave Spofford, CEO of Xigo.
With the downward pressure on long distance rates, it appears the long distance carriers are trying to make up the difference by cramming the bills with additional charges in areas not so obvious to the business telecom user," said Roberts.
They're taking a proactive approach to cramming by automatically removing the charges from the customer's bill if there is a discrepancy," says Anderson.
The Federal Communications Commission lists cramming as "one of the fastest growing sources of consumer complaints" that it receives from telephone customers.
Pacific Bell has been an industry leader in protecting consumers against slamming and cramming.
In an analysis of local phone service providers, UCAN rated SBC fair, but cautioned consumers to watch bills closely ``for products and services you didn't order,'' a practice called cramming (as in cramming the bill with add-on charges consumers may not notice).
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), The Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC) and the Ohio Attorney General are warning consumers about cramming, a telephone scam that adds services and charges to telephone bills without the customer's consent.
Our goal is to better serve our customers who have been victims of fraud by placing these third-party billing issues -- such as cramming and slamming -- in the hands of trained experts at the Redding center.
Both schools spent last week cramming for the competition, in which the theme this year is communications and culture.
During the 90-day cramming crackdown, Pacific Bell also will not allow providers under the moratorium to begin billing for any new products or services.
5, 1998--In a first for the nation's local phone companies, Pacific Bell today unveiled a new page on its Web site that will allow customers to electronically report slamming and cramming complaints online directly to the company.
National Consumers League President Linda Golodner said, "We applaud GTE for taking a strong stand against cramming.
Pacific Bell today affirmed its pledge to protect customers from fraud and announced it has discontinued billing for 20 telecommunications providers for cramming customers.